2023 Metro Atlanta Student Summit
We’re excited to offer a variety of workshops at the March 16th Student Summit. Read through the workshop descriptions below and then complete the selection form to let us know which sessions you’d like to attend.
We will do our best to match you with as many of your top choices as possible!
Careers in Data & Technology
Presenter: Korri Jones
What does a career in technology look like and how can you be not just successful, but to actually thrive? This workshop with walkthrough careers in data specifically, and will branch out to different parts of technology, along with ways to succeed, stand out, and impact the world.
Morning and Afternoon Sessions
Presenter: Timber Hackett
Learn more about how to brand yourself, create a strong resume, and present yourself in interviews!
Careers in Engineering
Presenters: John Wilson + Anona Walker
Discussion of paths that are possible as a disciplined engineer with Google engineers!
Careers in Film Panel
Interested in learning more about the variety of careers in the film industry? Hear from directors, lighting designers, cinematographers, and more about all of the opportunities here in Atlanta in the industry. These professionals have worked on movies and TV shows.
Careers in Nursing
Learn more about careers and opportunities in the nursing and medical field.
Careers in Robotics
Learn more about careers and opportunities in the robotics field.
Careers in Technology
Hosted by InspirEDU
Hear from technology professionals of color and the paths they took to reach their professional goals!
Careers in the Beauty Industry
Presenters: Gypsy + Renee Dries + Toshiba Palmer
Hear from a variety of industry professionals about their roles + pathways to success in the beauty industry!
Fun and Money in Data
Presenter: Kelly Brown
Learn more about the benefits of looking at data analytics as an option to six figures and work life balance. I will go over what steps to get there as well as show some cool excel tips and tricks to get them excited about data.
Life in College as an Achieve Atlanta Scholar - 12th Grade Encouraged to Attend
Presenters: Ninfa Murrillo + AATL Team
This session will begin with a few tips on the application process from the Achieve Atlanta Scholarship Team and will continue with an engaging panel of Achieve Atlanta Scholars. The panelists will share about their experiences in college, how they take advantage of resources, and give advice on how you can make the best of your college experience.
Managing Your Energy and time for your Postsecondary Journey
Presenter: Nichole Lee, Life Coach
Better understanding and managing your time & energy can significantly help you reduce stress, increase productivity, and live a happy & healthier life. As you prepare for your postsecondary journey, this will be key to overall success. You’ll learn about what time management is, what energy management is, how to audit and understand your daily schedule, tasks, & energy demands (what energizes you vs. what drains you) and the impacts these demands have on your life, and tips to help you effectively manage and maximize your time.
Music Production + Entertainment Industry
Presenter: Jamin Whatley
Hear from a Sony Music producer and artist about his journey in the music and entertainment industry!
Presenter: Rod Green
I will discuss the opportunities we have to bridge the gap in wealth equity in the US related to real estate and investments along with some entrepreneurial advice.
Climb To A New Career at Georgia Power
Presenters: Georgia Power Workforce Development Team
Join us for an engaging session to learn more about building your skills for in-demand skilled trades positions. Discover the career path to becoming a successful full time employee with Georgia Power right after high school.
Creative Careers: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Hobby
Presenter: Nakita M. Pope
Are you tired of people telling you to focus on a “real” career instead of something you’re truly passionate about? This workshop will focus on how to take the creative talents you have and turn them into creative careers. Whether you love to come up with new ideas, solve problems, doodle, take awesome photos or create social media content, there is a way to make it work for you and make a living.
The Legal Route
Presenter: Samaria K. Smith
An information grab on the educational, financial, and character requirements for becoming a lawyer.
Working in Environmental Activism + Equity
Presenter: Dr. Erica Holloman-Hill
Hear about career pathways in environmental activism and learn more about the work here in Atlanta!